Monthly Archives: August 2016

Not Laughing

Funny Girl by Nick Hornby was a recent off the shelf pick which ended-up being a disappointment to me. Hornby wrote one of my favorite stories – About a Boy – leading me to anticipate another I would love. I … Continue reading

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Promises Made

America’s First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie is a captivating historical fiction novel based on the life of President Thomas Jefferson’s eldest daughter, Martha Jefferson Randolph.  Known for much of her life as Patsy, she spent the majority … Continue reading

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The Bare Necessities

Magical Jungle by Johanna Basford is new adult coloring book. I have been reading about this new trend in art therapy for those of us who could use a respite from the stress of daily life and was fortunate to obtain this … Continue reading

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Dust to Dust

We Are All Made of Stars by Rowan Coleman is a fictional novel I recommend for women who enjoy a good tear-jerker.  Told in a number of voices, the story takes place in a London hospice where a night nurse named … Continue reading

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Damnation

Light in August by William Faulkner was published in 1932 after his child was stillborn. It is another of the Top 150 Novels of the 20th century. This is a depressing story written during the Great Depression. Not that Faulkner … Continue reading

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